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  1. #11


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    ^ Not any longer. Windows update does that, without IE

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  2. #12


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    ^ Not any longer. Windows update does that, without IE

    Interesting. Did not know that.


    So is there an advantage in turning off IE ?
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  3. #13


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    ^nope
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  4. #14


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Wording is conflicting. It is just turned off. Not sure the purpose/advantage of turning off IE as it is need to receive updates.



    Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8Because Internet Explorer is now a Windows feature in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, you can't uninstall it. However, you can turn it off. To do this, follow the steps in the "Turn off Internet Explorer" section in Install or uninstall Internet Explorer (Install or uninstall Internet Explorer - Windows Help)
    .

    After you turn off Internet Explorer and then restart your computer, Internet Explorer will be removed from your computer.

    You can also turn the Internet Explorer Windows feature back on to reinstall it on your computer.

    Additionally, you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files (Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files )
    to validate the corresponding system files before you reinstall Internet Explorer.
    .

    How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows
    So what is the difference between uninstalling IE and removing it form your computer I wonder . I've always assumed that when I uninstalled something that's exactly what I did (okay so it might still exist somewhere deep down in there, but not in any way I could access it).

    When I used Microsoft forums (back in the dark days before I found this forum) there was always one guy who insisted I MUST use IE to download anything from the Microsoft site, and wouldn't accept that Firefox did the job just as well. Even when IE wasn't working for me he kept insisting I should use it. Maybe they're just trying to convince everyone that IE is necessary for updates etc. so they'll keep using it.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Wording is conflicting. It is just turned off. Not sure the purpose/advantage of turning off IE as it is need to receive updates.

    Reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8Because Internet Explorer is now a Windows feature in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, you can't uninstall it. However, you can turn it off. To do this, follow the steps in the "Turn off Internet Explorer" section in Install or uninstall Internet Explorer (Install or uninstall Internet Explorer - Windows Help)

    After you turn off Internet Explorer and then restart your computer, Internet Explorer will be removed from your computer.

    You can also turn the Internet Explorer Windows feature back on to reinstall it on your computer.

    Additionally, you can use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files (Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files )
    to validate the corresponding system files before you reinstall Internet Explorer.
    How to repair or reinstall Internet Explorer in Windows
    So what is the difference between uninstalling IE and removing it form your computer I wonder . I've always assumed that when I uninstalled something that's exactly what I did (okay so it might still exist somewhere deep down in there, but not in any way I could access it).
    Yes, it seems to me access is the word. The wording is misleading in the article and probably needs to be edited for clarification. So far as I know turning off a feature removes access to that feature by removing any menu items and icons, but all files and data for the feature remain on the HD. It can therefore be turned on again.

    So, instead of "Internet Explorer will be removed from your computer", it should read Internet Explorer access will be removed from your computer.
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